Since our foundation in 1919, Camp Manito-wish YMCA has built a long-standing reputation for character and leadership development. These successes have been made possible by our unique wilderness setting, our program areas, and by the constant efforts of the many dedicated men and women who have come before us.
The John F. Michler Heritage Center has been built to recognize their contributions and honor the legacy of these people and this place. Named for the camper, staff and board alumnus who had a passion for Camp Manito-wish and its history, the newly opened Center serves as an interactive and engaging gathering place where Manito-wish’s rich history is showcased, shared and preserved, and a monument to those who made it all possible.
For a more portable version of our history, click here for “Course Set for Manito-wish,” the official history of Camp Manito-wish YMCA.